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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.89M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

18,606

2014

19,473

2015

19,510

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,312

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

184

patients, 33% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,173

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,128

prescriptions.

188

patients, 34% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

231

patients, 42% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

133

patients, 24% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

VIREAD 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

JANUVIA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PATADAY 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

INVOKANA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ACARBOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.